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The Water Is Wide (2006)

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TV Movie | 100 min | Drama

Pat Conroy, an ambitious, slightly rebellious, idealistic teacher, accepts Bennington county SC's school board superintendent's offer to teach the all-black kids of the pauper fishery community on Yamacraw Island. Staffless 'head' mistress...See morePat Conroy, an ambitious, slightly rebellious, idealistic teacher, accepts Bennington county SC's school board superintendent's offer to teach the all-black kids of the pauper fishery community on Yamacraw Island. Staffless 'head' mistress Brown incarnates stupidity and blind rule obedience, her didactic skills consisting in scolding and spanking her students. Pat moves heaven and earth to motivate and educate, but after finally getting through to pupils and parents, is refused contract renewal by the arch-conservative authorities. Written by KGF Vissers See less
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Pat Conroy (novel "The Water Is Wide") | Jonathan Estrin (teleplay)
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$ 2,000,000
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Jan 29, 2006 (United States)

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Jeff Hephner
Pat Conroy Pat Conroy   See fewer
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LaTanya Richardson Jackson
Edna (as LaTanya Richardson) Edna (as LaTanya Richardson)   See fewer
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Alfre Woodard
Mrs. Brown Mrs. Brown   See fewer
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James Murtaugh
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Prophet Prophet   See fewer
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Lincoln (as Howard Houston) Lincoln (as Howard Houston)   See fewer
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Michael R. Hammonds II
Frank (as Michael Hammonds) Frank (as Michael Hammonds)   See fewer
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Paul Amadi
Oscar Oscar   See fewer
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Halle Brown
Cindy Lou Cindy Lou   See fewer
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Lynda Clark
Lou Stone Lou Stone   See fewer
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Michael Harding
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Robert John Burke
Colonel Conroy Colonel Conroy   See fewer
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Charlotte Belton
Mrs. Simmons Mrs. Simmons   See fewer
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Minister Minister   See fewer
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Robert Clotworthy
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7.1 / 10 | 328 votes